Database Wars: Sybase vs. DB2

Wednesday Nov 12th 2003 by Staff

ASE and DB2 have more differences than similarities, says Yankee Group analyst Dana Gardner. IBM has created a strategic database platform while Sybase offers more of a foundation for applications developers.

[From NewsFactor Network]

IBM (NYSE: IBM) may hold top-dog status among relational database software providers, but that does not prevent others from carving out significant slices of the enterprise information-management pie.

Among those offering alternatives to Big Blue's DB2 market frontrunner product is Sybase (NYSE: SY) , whose flagship Adaptive Server Enterprise (ASE) software has drawn a following on Wall Street in addition to building a client base in the communications and government spaces.

In particular, the enterprise-class ASE database technology is well suited for organizations evaluating high-volume data sets that fluctuate frequently, says Sybase senior marketing manager Tom Traubitz.

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